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And That is the End of That…

And That is the End of That…

The Timberwolves do the internet a solid, and put an end to the ridiculously overplayed Harlem Shake. Sure, Miami fans won’t be pleased, but on the other hand, the Heat crushed them on the court.

This Is My Court

This Is My Court

An ode to the United States’ streetball culture and the locals who treat their concrete courts and chain link fences as home. Directed by TWiN and narrated by the awesome Michael Kenneth Williams.

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Michael Jordan’s Top 50 Plays

Michael Jordan’s Top 50 Plays

To celebrate Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday on 2/17/13, Meir21 compiled 50 of His Airness’ best plays, from his college days to his Wizards stint. Poor Craig Ehlo. Happy (belated) B-day MJ!

Simple Bracket

Simple Bracket

Looking forward to March Madness? Studio Neat’s iOS app makes it easy to place bets with friends and has a scoring system that amply rewards picks. The app will only be available in the US App Store.

Trick Shot Titus

Trick Shot Titus

Don’t hate on Titus’ shooting form, because he’s got the touch. Watch him display his sharpshooting skills using a variety of shots, hoops and balls. Better watch out, Dude Perfect.

Rob Dyrdeking the Ball

Rob Dyrdeking the Ball

We can already hear the cries of “fake” but we’re still impressed by this clip of a guy making a full-court basketball shot – with his shirt pulled over his head. (Or his excellent VFX and editing skills.)

Coach Completes the Play

Coach Completes the Play

A lighthearted moment that occurred in the midst of an intense Russian Professional Basketball League game. After faking out his defender, the ballhandler near the top of the key spots a free man…

Slam Dunk Supertramp Style

Slam Dunk Supertramp Style

Promotional filmmaker Devin Graham went to Budapest to shoot a video featuring Face Team, a Hungarian acrobatic sports group. Watch their outrageous dunks and other basketball tricks.

One-Armed Basketball Player

One-Armed Basketball Player

Milton High School student Zach Hodskins was born with only one arm. But that didn’t stop the high school junior from playing and keeping pace with other players and is now being scouted by colleges.

Worst Free Throw Ever

Worst Free Throw Ever

If you think Blake Griffin sucks at the line, take a look at this poor excuse for a shot. The ball may have just slipped from his hands though. The commentators’ reactions are priceless.

NBA Winter Court Collection

NBA Winter Court Collection

NBA and Adidas have released the BIG Color Winter Court Collection, which features solid colored jerseys of the 10 teams that will play on the quintuple-header fixture on Christmas Day.

World’s Worst Basketball Player

World’s Worst Basketball Player

This Belgian basketball player rebounds the ball after their opponent’s missed free throw, then immediately tries to shoot it. The problem? He’s doing it on the wrong basket. Then it gets sadder.

Dude Perfect: Baseball Edition

Dude Perfect: Baseball Edition

Dude Perfect and his crew head to a baseball stadium to perform more outrageous basketball trick shots. Just once we’d like to see the outtakes of the video. The last trick shot is ridiculous!

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Uncle Drew: Chapter 2

Uncle Drew: Chapter 2

Basketball legend Bill Russel asks Uncle Drew to get his old team back together to teach the young blood a lesson. Drew’s first recruit is Wes, a tall sharpshooter. Does Wes still have it?

Under Armour Charge BB

Under Armour Charge BB

The Charge BB are basketball shoes designed to be lightweight and comfortable without sacrificing support and traction. The heel supports your ankle but is also very flexible. Video here.

RareInk NBA Art

RareInk NBA Art

Enjoy your B-ball and also prove you’ve got good taste with RareInk’s contemporary collection of limited edition NBA artworks, including Nowitzki, Jordan and great duos like Stockton and Malone.

NBA 2K13: USA vs. USA

NBA 2K13: USA vs. USA

Fans can settle a long-standing debate with both the Dream Team and the 2012 Olympic team in NBA 2K13. Because we’ll never know for sure… by how many points the Dream Team will win.

Adidas D Rose 3

Adidas D Rose 3

The Chicago Bulls’ main man will make a comeback this season with the help of his new signature shoes. The D Rose 3 was designed to be lightweight and flexible and sports the new D Rose logo.

NBA 2K13 (Trailer)

NBA 2K13 (Trailer)

Get a good look at the new player animations and signature moves in NBA 2K13, including lots of dunks, crazy layups and pumped up celebrations. The song is Victory, a Puff Daddy classic.

NBA 2K13: All Star

NBA 2K13: All Star

NBA 2K13 brings a crossover-friendly control scheme, new player physics, the Dream Team and the return of the All Star game modes. We hope they made the Slam Dunk contest enjoyable.

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Nike LeBron X

Nike LeBron X

King James’ latest signature shoes have a full length Zoom air unit, Flywire tech and Hyperfuse construction. Some models will be Nike+ compatible. Other known colorways here and here.

This is Where it Starts

This is Where it Starts

“Somewhere, someone is working on their game.” Two kids hone their skills until their destinies inevitably cross paths on the court in this exciting commercial for Nike’s Jordan brand.

Adidas Top Ten 2K Black/Purple

Adidas Top Ten 2K Black/Purple

A Laker-esque colorway of the Feet You Wear shoes, aka the shoes that Kobe Bryant wore when he still had an afro and was winning Slam Dunk contests. Also available in the South Beach colors.

Nike: The Ring Maker

Nike: The Ring Maker

It was bound to happen sooner or later: the King has a ring. Nike pays tribute to one of the most awe-inspiring athletes with this short and sweet look at LeBron James’ career. Five more, LBJ.

So Disrespectful

So Disrespectful

DJ Steve Porter remixes a handful of the countless debates between sportscasters Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to make a song that calls out haters of the monstrously talented LeBron James.

The Dream Team (Trailer)

The Dream Team (Trailer)

A documentary about the 1992 USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team, a group so packed with talent and egos that they faced  – and created – greater challenges within than in the Olympics itself.

Pepsi: Uncle Drew

Pepsi: Uncle Drew

Old Uncle Drew is asked to play ball with the young blood, who are annoyed at first but then quickly remember not to judge a book by its cover. Especially if it really is just that: a cover.

Brooklyn Nets Merch.

Brooklyn Nets Merch.

The team has yet to play a single game – and its roster needs a lot of work – but fans of the Brooklyn Nets can already show their support with ballin’ merch from the NBA. BROOOOKLYYYYN!

Tiny’s No-Jump Dunk

Tiny’s No-Jump Dunk

Think Mamadou is huge? Meet Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, one of the newest members of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. At 7’8″, Tiny can hang onto the rim with both his feet still touching the floor.

Car Dunks on Blake Griffin

Car Dunks on Blake Griffin

We know that Blake Griffin is capable of atrocious acts in the air, even leaping over a car to win the Slam Dunk contest. But dunkologist Jeff Goldblum thinks that the car can take revenge on Blake.

Double Buzzer Beater

Double Buzzer Beater

In a match against Serbian basketball team Partizan, Croatian team Cibona learned a very valuable lesson. The same lesson as this cyclist did – the game isn’t over until it’s over. Poor coach.

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